AP English Literature and Composition 1.4 Passage Drill 5
AP English Literature and Composition 1.4 Passage Drill 5. According to lines 5 and 6, "much pleasure" derives from what?
|AP English Literature and Composition||Literary Comprehension|
Passage Drill 5
|Diction and Syntax||Interpreting significance or effect of word choices|
Figurative Language in Historical/Cultural Setting
|Product Type||AP English Literature|
A warm bowl of mac n' cheese?
Spending time with friends?
Something... we can't really say in a G-rated video?
Okay, sure... sources of pleasure are plentiful.
But what about in the poem at hand?
From what is "much pleasure" derived?
Here are lines 5 and 6:
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow.
This whole thing is really just a question about syntax.
Can we rearrange these words into an order that makes a little more sense to us...
...so we can figure out what the heck the author was trying to tell us?
The easiest way to decipher a particularly confusing line is to take the fragment in question and move it to the front.
In which case we have, "Much pleasure from rest and sleep."
And boom -- there's our answer.
We don't even need to check out the rest of the answers.
It doesn't matter if another word, like "pictures," appears physically closer in the poem...
...it's all about taking the syntax and making it... less taxing.
Hopefully, you derived "much pleasure" from this video. We aim to please.